USMA Announces Class of 2020 Cadet Leadership Positions

By West Point Public Affairs - August 7, 2019


WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Military Academy announced the cadet leadership positions today naming the chain of command for the 4,400-member Corps of Cadets who will assume their duties on Aug. 12.

“The qualities, character and leadership these cadets display represent everything we strive to instill in all of our cadets. These cadet-leaders embody the values of Duty, Honor, Country and each has demonstrated the ability to serve as a leader for the Corps of Cadets, our Army and nation with distinction,” said Commandant of Cadets, Col. Curtis Buzzard

The positions are as follows:

  • First Captain/Brigade Commander Daine Van De Wall, West Friendship, Maryland
  • Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Shinnick, Milford, Massachusetts
  • 1st Regimental Commander Eden-Elizabeth Phillips, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, Seattle, Washington
  • 2nd Regimental Commander James Albright Copper, Canyon, Texas
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Arelena Shala, Prizren, Kosovo
  • 3rd Regimental Commander Montgomery Potter, Graham, Washington
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Conner Long, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 4th Regimental Commander Dion Perinon, Yuma, Arizona
  • Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Madeline Burns, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Deputy Brigade Commander Michael Worth, Rochester, New York
  • Brigade Executive Officer Austin Morock, Garner, North Carolina
  • Brigade S-1 (Personnel) Ruben Arderi, Naples, Florida
  • Brigade S-2 (Security/PAO) Robert Norwood, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Brigade S-3 (Operations) Amira Mohamed, Staten Island, New York
  • Brigade S-4 (Logistics) Joshua Phillips, Chicago, Illinois
  • Brigade S-6 (Communications) Ro Charlson, Dededo, Guam
  • Brigade Sandhurst Officer John Sheridan, Atglen, Pennsylvania
  • Brigade Athletic Officer Calli McMullen, Haddock, Georgia
  • Brigade Leader Development System Officer Joshua Dasilva, Toms River, New Jersey
  • Brigade Academic Officer Lynne Mooradian, Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • Brigade MWR Officer Michael Shin, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Brigade Physical Development Officer Jessica Jin, Solon, Ohio

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